I rarely make a list of books that I want to read. I prefer to read by impulse. That is all well and good if reading is merely a pastime, however, I desire to grow and be challenged by my reading. But I still rebel against the idea of making a list of books. I know I will fail to complete the list. I know my nature. I know.
So, instead of a list of books, I came up with a different approach. I listed categories and the number of books I want to read from each category. The books listed in each category are ones I have already chosen to read. The rest I will have to find throughout the year.
It may be completely unrealistic to finish reading all the books this year. That’s ok. (Take note all you Type A personalities.) At least I have a goal. Next year I can readjust.
But, now I need your help. Do you have any suggestions to help me fill in some of my categories?
Parenting: Read two.
- Age of Opportunity – Paul David Tripp
- Teach Them Diligently (reread) – Lou Priolo
Homeschooling: Read two.
Homemaking/Cooking/Gardening: Read or peruse (normal people don’t “read” cookbooks) at least twelve (one per month). The challenge of this is finding good books to read.
- The Everything Meals for a Month Cookbook – Linda Johnson Larsen
Theology: Read three.
- There Really is a Difference – A Comparison of Covenant and Dispensational Theology – Renald Showers
- Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism- Douglas McLachlan
A book about prayer: Read one.
Biography : Read two.
Missionary Books – Read three.
- They Dared to Be Different – Hugh Steven (I have this on my shelf. Thrift store purchase. No idea if it is good.)
- Voices of the Faithful – I received this free from booksneeze.com in exchange for posting a review of the book.
Classics – Read two. Of course, one can be Jane Austen. J
Finances – Read two.
- Respectable Sins – Jerry Bridges
- What Do I Know About My God? (reread) - Mardi Collier
A book I start every year and NEVER finish…
- How Should We Then Live? Francis Schaeffer